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Back off, Siri! Microsoft debuts Halo beauty Cortana

Simon Westerby 1

Halo halo halo

"Cortana .. powered by Bing.."

No wonder she is going mad at the start of Halo 4 ...

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IBM PCjr STRIPPED BARE: We tear down the machine Big Blue would rather you forgot

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Re: I am insipred

>> the PS/2 to DIN adapters are commercially available.

Yes my own "Museum of Computing History"* contains several in the "storage"** department.

*Collection of computer junk ...

**garage.

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Enraged by lengthy Sky broadband outage? Blame BT Openreach cable thieves

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Re: Suggested reply.

No it doesn't

arse [ahrs]

glass [glas, glahs]

One has an r in, one doesn't....

I'll leave the rest to you

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Microsoft: Don't listen to 4chan ... especially the bit about bricking Xbox Ones

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Re: @NumptyScrub - I genuinely do not understand...

tautology again within a week! lol....

The reg educating the masses ;)

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What is thy bidding? Han Solo’s shooter goes under the hammer

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Re: A year off work...

Once you hav that fella in your hand ... alien princesses will be kicking down your door adorned in nothing but a kinky metal bikini every single day* .......

*Actual eperiences may vary depending on your imagination.

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PS-PHWOARRR: We review Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4

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Re: I will get one because....

You sad it yourself... "because its new and shiny"

Women love that kind of crap... well they tend to buy things themselves based on that....

Good look if you try that angle tho... and may the force be with you ;)

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Ultimate Doctor Tom Baker REGENERATES, RETURNS to WHO

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Re: Tom Baker is still alive ?

or time ... ;)

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WHO ate all the PIs? Sales of Brit mini-puter pass 2 MEELLION

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Re: "And yet how many are in schools being used by kids to learn how to code?"

Does this mean soon all our children will get an McE instead of O and A levels?...

Yet another worthless certificate from M$ ....

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Ding-dong! Bye bye Sunday lie-in, your Amazon package is HERE

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One you have kids those "days of rest" soon disappear .....

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OH what a LOVELY, well-rendered WAR: Yes, it’s 'Call of Duty: Ghosts'

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Re: Do you want an A-Team kill ratio?

I think he means "Commando like" kill ratios...

when I said I was going to kill you last.... i lied....

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Forget 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' - how does its rival from EA stack up?

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Re: top-spec PC

"Radeon 7000 series" .... me thinks they mean "Radeon HD 7000 series"

Not sure you can get a "Radeon 7000 series" with more than 128MB ram ... and 64 was the usual...

;)

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Google Nexus 5: So easy to fix, it's practically a DIY kit - except for ONE thing

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Re: Really?

I replaced an iPhone 4s screen/digitiser for < £50 at around 18 months ago (6 months into an 18 month contract!) i would call that pretty shiny at the time and far better then a an £200 Apple repair cost (at the time!).

The phone has since then been traded in / upgraded for an iPhone 5 and accepted for £250 cash back...

Shop around and you can get a decent deal on spare parts.

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iPad Air BARES ALL, reveals she's a high maintenance lady

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Re: The point is

No, but you can replace the "battery" ... *sigh*

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Not so Saucy after all: Ubuntu reveals Mirless Salamander... and what, no Britney?

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Re: The scopes aren't why I'm upgrading

If your running windows 7 then just install SUA... (SUbsystem for Unix Applications)

Gives you Korn shell, and although its not great it does allow you to shell script and is integrated into the OS pretty well (/dev/fs/C for instance for disk C: )

Its a poor mans Unix but its ok...

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MS Word deserves DEATH says Brit SciFi author Charles Stross

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Re: A De-strossing Article!

Thats me ....

But then again, I can also use vi without any issues ....

Maybe I'm not the "loser" its just the after all...

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You're either mighty brave or mighty stupid. So which is it, Twitter?

Simon Westerby 1

Re: Only twats tweet

#spx5

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Tough luck, bumpkins! Blighty broadband speed gap misery worsens

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"a city" != "the city (of london)"

I live in "a city" and don't even get 4meg...

I just wish they would stop spouting thsi BS about "cities" having massive bb speeds...

The City probably does...

a couple of other big cities might...

The rest of us? dream on...

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The terrifying tech behind this summer's zombie assault

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Re: That Eye Poking

no idea... but at least she was poking you in the eye....

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End of an era as Firefox bins 'blink' tag

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kids today are too goddamn lazy to type out the whole acronym....

KTATGL2TOTWFA !!!

(I add added the F for ya because I felt you meant that ...)

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Beam me up? Not in the life of this universe

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Re: Heisenburg

SD, DD or HD?

Preferably to be left in desk draw... without any loss to the world as we know it!

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Re: Compression

You might not but some poor oggly moogs may well want to!

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PM writes ISPs' web filter ads for them - and it must say 'default on'

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Joke

Re: "The battle between the government and telcos ..."

"That means either that the PM is delusional ..."

Well he is an MP after all...

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Apple launches global 'iWatch' trademark blitz

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Re: iYawn

No, you mean the iCrap (tm) shirly?

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"warm season"

This is england.... what warm season ?

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Chrome and Firefox are planet-wreckers, IE cuddles dolphins

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Re: MS TELLS TRUTH SHOCK

"IE sucks less power than rival browsers"

Could have just been written

"IE sucks"

and everyone would be happy...

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How much will Google pay to bring fiber to Provo, Utah? Try $1

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Re: 5Mbps?

Sheee-it i can't get more then 2.5 Mbps now - for $6 a month I'ld bite their arm off !!

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Simon Westerby 1

Re: Wow, screw Google

.... and the speeding fines, and all the petrol I had to pay for it...

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Google Glass will SELF-DESTRUCT if flogged on eBay

Simon Westerby 1
Pint

Meh - don't sell it, jsut sell something else and include it as a gift,,,

Beer because its friday, and i need beer goggles not google glasses!

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Microsoft Xbox exec quits after ENRAGING the INTERWEBS

Simon Westerby 1

Re: Why...

"why..."

Your so unconcerned about venting your spleen yet you hide behind the blanket of anonimity... if your so unconcerned about other peoples needs to "grow up" just post under your real name and see how long you last in your "senior position"

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Review: HTC One

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Pint

Re: No microSD AGAIN

So everyone thinks, but i can guarantee by the time your looking to upgrade your HTC One you will have some how managed to use up all that lovely space you had when you bought it....

Such us the law of "ever decreaing disk space" ..

Sounds great now but you what about in two years ?

Beer because its friday lunchtime!

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Banged-up Brit hacker hacks into his OWN PRISON'S 'MAINFRAME'

Simon Westerby 1
Mushroom

Re: Prison Mainframe?

" ... IT training rooms in prisons are not the same as IT training rooms in normal companies."

Yes they are, and neither should allow access to ANY other network... (interwebs included!)

Mushroom cloud icon - the result of NOT doing the above!

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SimCity Classic

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Unhappy

Re: Amiga

Yeah, itas AGA only, ran like a dog on an unexpanded A1200, but was fine on an 030 with fast ram,

I still have my copy... alas I don't have the amiga to go withit anymore ;(

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Android 4.2.2 slides up skirt slightly, reveals a slip of fishnet

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Joke

Re: 4 comments so far...

>> 3 of them discussing skirts/stockings/slips... just saying

>> Personally I can't wait for this sort of thing to drop...

Me neither ... but your not likely to see much skirts/stockings/slips droping on *this* web site ,,,

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Rogue Squadron: Unit of X-wings Kickstarts in response to Death Star

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FAIL

Re: Oops

And for the Blockade Runner used to intercept the Death Star plans....

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British games company says it owns the idea of space marines

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The trademark in question is a US Trademark in the area of games... Not Books/eBooks

GW are trying to assert the trademark in that area (ebooks)- which is really quite sad.

The Paper print version of the book is still (or was yesterday) available on amazon for sail.

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This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV

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Re: BBC lefites

Is that "reliable sources" such as the The Telegraph?

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Titsup Windows Phone 8 orders user to cram 'boot disc' in mobe

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FAIL

Re: installation disc?

If your talking about the Recovery CDs I needed to recently needed to Recover my old Acer Travelmate 2000, cunningly labeled as "Recovery Disk 1 of 2" and "Recovery Disk 2 of 2" ... which fell over when it asked me to insert the "Next" Recovery CD after restoring 90% from Disks 1 and 2 ....

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Joke

Re: It's so retro, It'll be chic

> Remind me again which One was the Any Key?

Duh! Its the on next to the Other Key ...

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Canadian man: I solved WWII WAR HERO pigeon code!

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Pint

He was just tryoing ot install his copy of Windows '45

Is it me or do all those 5 letter acronymns just llok like a Windows Licence key

HVPKD - FNFJW - DJHFP - CMPNW - KLDTS

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Re: I think I cracked the code!

Too late ... Kelly's Heroes already liberated it for them...

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'Build us a Death Star, President Obama' demand thousands

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Re: Jobs for the English!

Thats going to be one hell of a daily commute ..

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I, for one, would like to welcome our Android overlord

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Re: Winboi.......

I would've though WinKer(s) would fit the bill....

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JDA Software finds a RedPrairie home companion

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Ay caramba, Ubuntu 12.10: Get it right on Amazon!

Simon Westerby 1
Happy

Re: Only choice

And I wonder how the Amazon Lens would respond to your search for an upgrade for your "Rampant Rabbit" ?

;)

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Mega-star HD 10180 could have more planets than the Sun

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Happy

Re: Bode's Law

Once Bode's Law has been proven to be true I for one look forward to welcoming our Bodacious new overlords....

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UK has enough sheep shearers, needs more coders

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Java Programmer != Software Professional...

With the current education system seemingly designed to spew out "Java Programmers" at graduate level, finding people who can "code" these days is getting harder and harder.

/sigh

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Winklevoss twins: Zuck on our salty nuts

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Joke

or

Or its it more like a pair of co... ?

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Google TV box flop costs Logitech $34m

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Logitech Business Strategy...

.. You know its wrong when they have to replace an entire IPod Dock / Speaker (£65) system because the remote (£5 tops) stopped working and its still within its 2 year warranty as they DONT have any spare/replacement remotes...

Thier customer service however is brilliant ;)

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Office 365: Can Microsoft replace Microsoft?

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"hell "

"If your still stuck on 97 you're really making your life a hell of a lot more difficult then it needs to be!"

And why exactly is that? I all he's using it for is simple wp tasks, like the odd letter and small documents and it does axactly what he wants? Surely upgrading will make " your life a hell of a lot more difficult then it needs to be" ..

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Nintendo: no DVD, BD playback for Wii U

Simon Westerby 1
Happy

SKY and LoveFilm both Stream.

Lovefilm is so so, but as a SKY Subscriber already I find the Streaming on the XBox/Laptop (Currently SkyPlayer Multiroom) is actually rather good. ANd from next month it will be £10 cheaper.

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